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Here is a very nice specimen of Petrified Wood slab from Madagascar.  This large beautiful slab has a very nice wood grain highlights mixed in around the various rich Red, Tan, Brown and Black colors with a very different composition.  It has a very rough and rugged outside edge adding to it’s personality. There are also some neat crystal and cavity areas adding to it’s beauty. The lovely piece has a good polish on both the sides bringing out the unique character of this specimen.  The petrified wood measures 17 1/8″ x 15 3/8″ x 1″ thick and weighs over 16 lbs.

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Petrified Wood is a type of a fossil as it consists of fossil wood where all the organic materials have been replaced with minerals while retaining the original structure of the wood.  These minerals are most often Silicates such as Quartz.  Other minerals, Manganese, Iron and Copper, in the water or mud during the petrification process gives Petrified Wood a variety of color ranges: black – Carbon; green/blue – Copper; red/brown/yellow – Iron.  Petrified Wood can preserve the original structure of the wood in all its detail all the way down to the microscopic level.  Structures such as tree rings and the various tissues are often observed features.  Although Petrified Wood can be found worldwide, it is rather rare in larger quantities and at times can be difficult to obtain by the average collector.

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Weight17.00 lbs
Dimensions17.125 × 15.375 × 1 in

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